Twinkle Lights


It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights

December 26th Remembered


The day after...the day kids actually get to play with the toys that were ferociously opened on Christmas day.  What I remember about the day after is going through the pile of opened gifts to choose a favorite. I may have mentioned that I grew up with seven siblings, so there were always lots of … Continue reading December 26th Remembered

Amy Grant Restored My Christmas Spirit


My holiday spirit has been a challenge to find this year.  I've baked, shopped, wrapped, sent cards, sponsored a family for the holiday drive, visited our elderly neighbor.  The house is decorated; tree is in the window, wreaths are on the door and porch, candles are lit and the house smells like Christmas. To get … Continue reading Amy Grant Restored My Christmas Spirit

No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance


I did my first bit of holiday shopping in an actual store today. I'm an on-line shopper for the most part, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping--Amazon.com it my go-to site, for almost everything!  I swore years ago that I wouldn't venture down Route 2 (in Warwick), where the majority of the major shopping … Continue reading No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance

Lights, Lights…Christmas


A few years ago my husband and I bought a lovely home in a fantastic neighborhood.  We'd heard that not far from where we live there was a family who puts on a light show with music every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Our first visit to the house on Gristmill Road in Warwick four … Continue reading Lights, Lights…Christmas

One: Weekly Photo Challenge


We haven't even celebrated the Christmas holiday and I am already thinking about a New Year's resolution.  The prompt for the Weekly Photo Challenge has got me thinking about the ONE...piece of exercise equipment that will not be ignored!  Although it has been sitting in the corner of the living room for several weeks, just … Continue reading One: Weekly Photo Challenge

Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on Wordpress)


My post about Thanksgiving probably best describes my favorite holiday--Thanksgiving.  The food, the family, the laughter, all makes it worth the price of admission; which for me is a cheesecake and a vegetable side dish.  Over the years children have grown and had their own children, and every year it's about a week in advance … Continue reading Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on Wordpress)